Peaceful, rural self catering 17th Century farm cottage with 12m pool. Ideal base to explore the unspoilt wonders of the Bearn region of The South-West of France. Walking, cycling, skiing, historic golf course, riding, bird watching, fishing or relaxing and watching the natural world go by. Day trips to Lourdes, Spain, Ski resorts and Biarritz's beaches. Open plan cosy living area with central heating and wood burning fire, satellite TV, fully equipped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine etc. One double and one twin bedroom and bathroom. Countryside setting, grounds of one acre - badminton, table tennis, barbeques and simply releasing around the pool. Imagine summer BBQs watching the sun go down with a glass of local Jurancon wine and a swim under the Milky Way.
Self-catering 17th century farm cottage in peaceful countryside location
- english, french
- Calendar last updated:
- 17 Jan 2019
Pool / Spa
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Thoroughly enjoyed a truly memorable family holiday. The cottage was exactly as advertised, very comfortable, cosy and clean. A real gem!
The weather was perfect and we enjoyed the pool and garden every day. The owners Lizzie and Bob were delightful.
The perfect holiday.
Thank you for this lovely review - so glad you enjoyed your holiday - hope to see you again x
Didn't want to leave!
Bob and Lizzie are wonderful hosts. They welcomed us wholeheartedly with wine and food staples and showed us round the property. After our initial welcome they allowed us respectful privacy to enjoy the stunning garden and pool for ourselves although we knew we could call on them if needed.
The house is steeped in history cool downstairs and although warmer upstairs fans make sleeping peaceful.
The environment around this house is breathtaking and the mountains stunning.
We so appreciate the lovely hosts Bob and Lizzie were and feel privalaged to have stayed in a lovely house in an exceptional part of France. We'll be back!
Thanks Higginson Family for the lovely review - we would love to welcome you back anytime! It was great to meet you -
Wonderful peaceful countryside location
Lovely little cottage set in leafy gardens is perfect for chilling out on sunny days. Comfortably furnished and cosy with a well equipped kitchen it was a real home from home. Views of the mountains abound and the valleys are only a short drive away.
The British owners were delightful and helpful throughout our stay and never intrusive. The pool was a great asset especially on the warmest days and lazing on sun loungers under the trees soon became a habit!
Thanks for writing this lovely review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Maison Tristouits and hope to welcome you again
Spring 2011 in the Pyrenees
We had a lovely stay and the Welcome Pack on arrival was most appreciated.
This traditional cottage has lots of history and is located in beautiful Bearn countryside surrounded by flowering hay meadows at this time of year. It is perfectly quiet and is set in lovely gardens.
The photos are accurate, although the dining area photo must be out of date as the table is much larger than shown and there is a lovely pine dresser as well. The kitchen is a separate room and has everything you could require with a tall family sized fridge / freezer. The lounge area has two comfortable sofas and a flat screen TV with lots of English channels (BBC, ITV etc). The bedrooms are upstairs (quite steep and narow) and have a couple of low beams so tall people will have to take a little bit of care. The bathroom is between the two bedrooms and the only negative from us is that it only had a bath and no shower. However it is a traditional style cottage so I imagine fitting a shower would be quite difficult.
We were in this area to go hiking in the Pyrennes. Depending where you go it is 45 minute to 1 hour drive up to the trails. We left a walking book behind to perhaps inspire others. Oloron has a very large Leclerc supermarket which catered for us very well with Oloron approx 15 minute drive from the cottage. Pau is worth a visit but it a fairly standard yet pleasant French town with nothing much of note. However, we strongly recommend the Du Barry bistro for their fabulous and very good value half portion Chateau Briand with Bearnais sauce (thanks to Harriette for the recommendation whilst Maggie and Barry were away).
Nous avons adoré notre semaine chez Bob et Lizzie qui ont été très gentils et très accueillants. Vacances très agréables après avoir été sur la côte 2 semaines près de Saint Jean de Luz et profité de la mer et de ses plaisirs nautiques au Fort Soccoa.
Très joli jardin où il fait vraiment bon passer la journée à se relaxer, très agréable piscine assez grande et cottage charmant et confortable sans vis-à-vis, très calme, au milieu des champs et des bois. Terrasse dans le jardin. Bien situé près de Pau et de son château, possibilités de plusieurs balades dans les Pyrénées, de rafting (sympa) ou d'accrobranche près d'Oloron, ou de visites de grottes ou de gorges. Lourdes, le pic du midi ou Saint Jean de Luz peuvent être faits à partir du cottage sur une grosse journée. Prenez des confitures au stand des myrtilles elles sont excellentes. Nos deux enfants (ados) étaient très contents et auraient bien joué les prolongations. Merci Bob et Lizzie!
Thank you family Tourlonnais for this wonderful review - we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay at Maison Tristouits - we certainly enjoyed meeting you x
Très bon séjour.
Très bon accueil des propriétaires. Nous avons passé une très bonne semaine. Le jardin et la piscine sont parfaits pour un séjour en famille.
À renouveler sans hésiter !
Thanks for this review - we are very glad you enjoyed your holiday
Located in a rural setting in the foothills of the Pyrenean mountains between the historic, cultural city of Pau and the local market town of Oloron Ste. Marie, there is a never ending range of activities to entertain you and your family at all times of the year. Spain is not far away, beaches, inland lakes and local rivers provide many secluded spots for swimming and picnics. Walking, climbing, white water rafting, fishing, skiing, golf, riding, caves and magnificent opportunities for watching eagles, vultures and red kites. The Pyrenean National Park offers unspoilt mountain scenery with wondrous fauna and flora. There are sophisticated restaurants in and Pau, and local Auberges in every village offering traditional fare. Spring offers wonderful mountain flowers, summer, warm nights of BBQs and swimming, autumn shows amazing colors and light quality and in winter there is of course skiing and cosy nights around the wood burning stove.
Other Activities: bird watching.
Golf: The oldest golf course in Europe is half an hours drive away.
5km from Pau towards Bayonne. The first course in continental Europe opened in 1856. Flat wooded along the River Gave de Pau. 18 holes 5312 metres S.S.S. 69. Practice facilities including three practice holes. Visitors are very welcome.
Low season : week 40 €, week end 45 €
High season : week 45 €, week end 50 €
Restaurant, pro shop, bar.
25% deposit will secure your booking with the balance becoming due 8 weeks before the start of your holiday. Price includes tax de sejour.